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Overcoming self-doubt in emerging leadership 

IbyIMD+ Published 23 February 2024 in Coaching Corner • 5 min read

The challenge

Drew is a director in a large, multinational engineering company. In the two years, Drew has been promoted twice and now heads up a team of 10 engineers, each with their own team of direct reports. While stepping up into this new managerial role, Drew has been charged by senior management with creating and executing a transformation strategy that will equip this part of the business with the capabilities and resources to drive longer-term innovation. But it is not easy.

Drew is encountering resistance to change among these direct reports. They are comfortable and see themselves as a…

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